Magical Thinking, Augusten Burroughs’s collection of true stories, is outrageous, hilarious and a touching tribute to his partner, says Kim Bunce. A psychological term, “magical thinking” describes the belief that one exerts more influence over events than one actually does. Burroughs. John Leland reviews book Magical Thinking: True Stories by Augusten Burroughs (M).

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I understand the Santa thing could’ve easily been exaggerated but that graphic detail about his sexual relationship with the guy, and then separately, What is evident, and wonderful is that the stories are each little gems that i don’t want to end. We’d be traveling on business, off to L.

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So how di 3. I Kid You Not.

Maigcal really liked being a guy. What am I doing reading all these books by Burroughs? He only looks out for himself, number one. The very details the media view with such suspicion are the same details that prove to my reader, this guy was there. I also believe in karma – the old ‘what comes around, goes around’. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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And just like David Sedaris, only a couple of these essays are “laugh out loud” funny. True Stories by Augusten Burroughs. If you think David Sedaris’ stories are funny, then you’ll really explode with laughter when you read this collection from Augesten Burroughs.


He calls her a cocksucker and threatens to push her mother into the ocean, hurt her daddy, and become her new daddy. Well, read on and learn The child then gets scolded for crying. Nov 22, Burroughs rated it really liked it. The rawness was like flayed skin and some things were funny, but not really a light humor at all.

Anyone who has read Running with Scissors or Dry knows this already. It’s the recession, y’know. He is what he is.

Then there is the contest of wills with the tinking From the 1 bestselling author of Running with Scissors and Dry–a contagiously funny, heartwarming, shocking, twisted, and absolutely magical collection.

Actually – more like written self-therapy journal entries – which is probably the essence of this exercise!! I get magical thinking actually.


Dennis would make a good augisten. I’m still working on that. Sometimes I take a shower, get dressed, then decide that I want to shave. My former art director, Greer, and I had a lot of fun playing games with people. Now what sense does that make? I’m terrified of what sort of parent I would make.

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So, if you don’t like him, don’t buy and read his books. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Sometimes I was snorting out loud and laughing uproariously. Then I realized that this made absolutely NO sense. If you’ve been keeping track, I finished Possible Side Effects last week and moved onto Magical Thinking a few days ago.

I don’t want to have that hate in my heart when I die.

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